2012 (Fr.): Redshirted his first season at Kansas.
High School: Helped St. Edward to a perfect 15-0 record and a Division I state championship during the 2010 campaign... St. Edward finished with an 8-4 mark during the 2011 season, falling in the regional semi-finals... Member of an offensive line that had three players moving on to BCS schools following graduation... Coached by Rick Fionti at St. Edward... Played varsity basketball during his freshman and sophomore years at St. Edward... An outstanding student... Member of the St. Edward Honor Roll and is a student ambassador.
Personal: Son of Melissa and Tim Connolly... Picked Kansas over Akron, Marshall and Wyoming.